A few months back, Simi Polonsky was posting photos of herself on Instagram dressed in colorful modest-chic outfits — the kind of fashionable clothing that nonetheless adheres to Orthodox Jewish dress standards.
Thanksgiving celebrations are a time-honored tradition in American life. But beyond lavish feasts and a day off from work, Thanksgiving captures one of the core values of America and the foundation for a great country.
Mr. Zemach Mendelow, an attorney at law, practices and teaches mediation in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in August of 2014.
A Daily News reporter circled among the 4,000+ Chabad Rabbis posing for a group portrait in front of 770 on Sunday, and got a taste of some “Rabbi Humor,”
This video is a recording of a session that was given at this past week’s Kinus Hashluchim by Avi Fishoff, who has spent the last 15 years guiding parents with OTD children.
“Laughter makes us open to other people… If we can get our kids to laugh more, they are going to feel better about every interaction they have with us,” says renowned and veteran educator Mrs. Dena Gorkin, principal of Bnos Chomesh Academy, in the latest installment of her video series on Chinuch.
Bais Chana Institute, which has hosted tens of thousands of women since it first opened in 1971, invites all alumnae from the “early years” – ‘70s and early ‘80s – to attend its festive Reunion 5778. The reunion will convene in Crown Heights on Sunday, 15 Kislev, December 3, 2017, IYH. There will also be a Friday night Oneg Shabbos program on Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach, December 1.
The Chanukah season has begun in Sydney with the first major pre-Chanukah event of the year held yesterday at NSW Parliament.
“Throughout the ups and downs of life, my Shliach, my closest connection to the Rebbe, has always been there for me,” says rapper Nosson Zand. Today, he released this musical tribute to his rabbi, Rabbi Shmuel Posner of the Chabad House of Greater Boston, in the spirit of “Thanksgiving.”
Binyomin Warmflash (Stamford, CT) and Fraida Glassner (Montreal, Canada)
Schneur Zalman and Mushkie (nee Andrusier) Kirsh (Crown Heights)
Yossi and Chaya M (nee Klein) Kanner (Crown Heights)
Two months after Jesse Galganov vanished in Peru at the start of a solo backpacking trip, his family and friends remain resolved to determine his fate.
A year after Facebook vowed to stamp out discriminatory advertising, landlords can still exclude specific races, minorities and other categories of people from seeing rental ads on the social media site.
The rabbi thought nothing of the Flamingo Hotel as he passed it on his way to a Las Vegas area hospice. Despite the glitz and glimmer that draws people to the desert city—and the grimy edge that sometimes keeps them there for good—Las Vegas is a big place, home to real people with real (and regular) lives, and Rabbi Mendy Harlig was on his way last week to do what rabbis often do: meet with a Jewish woman breathing her last.
The Gestetner and Polonsky families have penned the following open letter of thanks to the Crown Heights community and to the Jewish community at large, for the outpouring of kindness and prayers during the past few difficult weeks leading up to and after the tragic passing of Shua Polonsky, OBM
Like any self-respecting author, Ann D. Koffsky checks her Amazon rankings on a regular basis. “A little bit ridiculously,” she acknowledged. Yet when she noticed the rating for her most recent book had dropped to one-star overnight, it wasn’t so funny — especially once she started reading the user reviews.
The alleged mastermind of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai — in which the Indian city’s Chabad center was one of the targets — was ordered released from house arrest by a Pakistani court on Wednesday, Reuters reported.
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) and parking meter regulations will be suspended Thursday, November 23, for Thanksgiving.
CTeeners from around the world recently united at the 6th annual International TGIS Shabbaton. 161 chapters participated in this year’s TGIS—Thank G-d It’s Shabbat— which took place Chof Cheshvan, Parshas Chayei Sarah. Five of the TGIS events took part in large, region wide Shabbatons in the Tri State, Southern California, Colorado, The Northwest, the Midwest and in Manchester, UK.
In the wake of Spanish expulsion came a proposal to reinstate the Sanhedrin, in an effort to herald the messianic era. The idea catapulted the Jewish world into a frenzy: some with jubilation, others with uproar and outrage. Can we force the Divine hand to hasten the redemption? Should we? And what about recent attempts at renewing the Sanhedrin?
Jewish Released time, under the auspices of NCFJE, hosted a conference to address its 150 instructors.